This post is sponsored by Modern Table. All opinions are my own.

As a vegetarian, I’m always looking for ways to add a little bit more protein to my diet. I’m thrilled to share Modern Table® Gluten-free, Complete Plant-Protein Pasta with you because this pasta is made from 3 simple ingredients: lentils, rice, and peas. No binders or fillers.
pasta with ricotta

Why Choose Modern Table?

Modern Table® believes that the foods we love to eat can also be the foods we want to eat, and I couldn’t agree more! This pasta tastes delicious but is a great gluten-free, low glycemic index option. In fact, this vegan pasta contains all 9 essential amino acids, which are the building blocks your body needs for lasting energy, muscle health, and good digestion!

pasta with ricotta

But if that’s not enough to convince you to try Modern Table® protein pasta, then how about I tell you about this one-pot ricotta pasta? This creamy recipe comes together in just 20 minutes! Plus, you only have one pan to wash when you’re done!

one pot pasta with ricotta

How to Make Ricotta Pasta

The trick to this one-pot ricotta pasta recipe is that the cooking water from the pasta creates a rich and creamy sauce. All you have to do is stir in a little ricotta and parmesan once the pasta is done cooking. It’s really that simple!

ingredients for one pot pasta with ricotta

Tips for Perfect Ricotta Pasta

  • Using a combination of vegetable broth and water adds extra flavor to this pasta dish! Look for low-sodium vegetable broth so you can control the saltiness.
  • Check your pasta for doneness while cooking. I like my pasta firm, but if you like it softer, you can cook it a couple of minutes longer. Just be careful not to cook it too long or it will get soggy.
  • I like adding a sprinkle of crushed red pepper on top for a little extra spiciness. Feel free to garnish with basil if you don’t like the heat.

one pot pasta with ricotta

Looking for a vegan version? Try my one pot red lentil pasta which is completely plant-based!

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ricotta pasta

One Pot Ricotta Pasta

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Pasta
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This one pot pasta with ricotta is creamy and delicious but it only takes 20 minutes to prepare! Plus, it’s packed with protein from the red lentil pasta!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 8 oz. Modern Table Rotini
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a wide skillet or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to cook over medium heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add the vegetable broth, water, and pasta.
  5. Stir to ensure that the pasta is submerged under the liquid.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium.
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the pasta is just slightly firm.
  8. Remove the lid, then add spinach and stir.
  9. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, uncovered until pasta is al dente and spinach has wilted.
  10. Uncover and stir in ricotta and parmesan.

one pot pasta with ricotta

Looking for some side dish ideas? Try one of these:

Still craving pasta? Try this easy eggplant pasta, Pasta Alla Norma.

pasta alla norma

What’s your favorite pasta shape? Lately, I’m loving rotini!

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